Access Control Using Face Recognition

Access control using face recognition was once thought to be a future concept. Face ID is now used to unlock our smartphones and other smart gadgets on a daily basis. It’s a safe and convenient way to get access to our data.

Access control is now providing the same level of security and convenience to our physical settings.

Due to a shift toward health-conscious solutions during covid-19, Ultrasafe SA offer great security.  Face recognition access control has swiftly become the rising technology in physical access.

Face Recognition and COVID-19

Face recognition for access control has now become widespread with COVID-19 for a variety of reasons:

  • The ability to gain access without touching anything
  • The requirement for installing touchless systems in offices
  • Face ID is widely recognized and used by Apple for mobile unlocking.
  • The arrival of privacy-focused businesses that provide a safe, private platform for employing facial recognition
  • Face recognition accuracy has improved to the point that it is now on par with a person’s ability to identify someone.

In a retail store or workplace, the program automatically recognizes and counts visitors. The software also keeps track of new and returning visitors. All information is saved in the account of the customer. Each client’s purchase history can be found there. This information can be used to tailor services. The likelihood of making a purchase rises.

Employees arrive at the reception counter, which is equipped with a camera. The software recognizes the employee and logs his or her arrival and departure times. The technology makes time and attendance tracking simple and precise.

What is the mechanism behind facial recognition access control?

Face recognition is increasingly being used in modern access control and door intercom systems for extremely secure authentication and keyless door entry.

Each person to be added to the access system (for example, tenants in an apartment complex or multi-tenant office workers) must first have their face scanned or photographed. The access control system employs AI algorithms to turn a facial image into a set of ‘coordinates’ – precisely pinpointing the distances between eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and other features – in order to generate a unique identifying string of numbers that are kept in the system’s database.

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